Air Conditioning Repair Embrun
Summer is fast approaching and with it those hot, sticky temperatures. Make sure that your air conditioner is ready for the upcoming workout. If your A/C unit needs to be repaired or replaced, you can trust the HVAC professionals at Draft Control to fix it right. Contact Draft Control today to ensure your A/C is working its best.
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When Should You Get an Air Conditioning Repair?
If you notice that your home isn’t as cool as it should be, there may be a problem with the air conditioning (A/C) unit itself, or there may be something else causing it. There are several things that can cause your air conditioner to malfunction and not cool your home like it should. These include:
- Faulty wiring
- Thermostat malfunction
- Residue build-up on the filters
- Leaking refrigerant fluid
There are a few things that you can try yourself, to remedy the problem before you need to call an HVAC technician to come and repair your unit.
Inspect Your Filter:
If your A/C unit is constantly running but your home just won’t cool down, check your filter. If your filter is dirty, it will block the cool air from entering your home. Changing the filter may be all that you need to do to fix this problem. It is a good idea to change your filter once every 3 months. The following video shows you how you can easily change your A/C filter.
Air Conditioning Repair Embrun: You should change your A/C filter every 3 months
Check Your Breakers:
Before your call for a repair, check your breakers. A high-voltage breaker and trip can cause your air conditioner to stop working. You may simply need to flip the breaker back on to get the cool air that you need.
Check Your Thermostat:
Take a look at your thermostat. If your thermostat uses batteries, they simply may need to be replaced to fix the problem. Take a look at your thermostat for a blinking battery light or a symbol that indicates that the batteries need to be changed.
Check the Outside Temperature:
If the outside temperature is much warmer than normal, it just may be too hot for your system to handle. Older systems may no longer be able to work as effectively as they used to and it simply may be time to upgrade to a newer unit.
Look at Your Outdoor Unit:
Check to see if the blower on your outdoor unit is still operating. If you can see and hear that the fan is still going, then the outdoor unit is probably not the issue.
If your drain line is leaking fluid, you should call in a professional
Get Your Air Conditioner Serviced Once a Year
You should get your A/C system inspected and serviced by a heating and air conditioning professional at least once a year. Even if your A/C unit seems to function properly, regular yearly maintenance will ensure that it is indeed working at top efficiency and it will help it to last longer.
When Should You Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit?
Energy Star Recommends Replacing if It Is Over 10 Years Old:
A/C technology has improved greatly over the past few years, making newer units much more energy efficient than before. Because of this, Energy Star suggests replacing your current unit if it is more than 10 years old.
Many HVAC Technicians Recommend Replacing if It Is 15 Years or Older:
The average lifespan of an air conditioning unit is about 14 years. Because of this, many HVAC technicians usually recommend replacing it once it is 15 years or older.
If Repair Costs Are Too High You Might Want to Replace It:
There is a general rule of thumb that some HVAC technicians use to help you decide whether or not your A/C unit is costing too much in repairs. You simply need to multiply the age in years of your unit by the repair cost. If the total is less than $5,000, then it is okay to repair it; if the total is more than you maybe want to consider replacing it.
For example, if your air conditioner is 10 years old and it is going to cost $400 to repair it, then your calculation comes to $4,000. This means it is okay to go ahead and do the repair.
If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Replace It:
The old saying “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” applies to air conditioning replacement as well. If your system isn’t leaking and your energy bills are reasonable, then there really isn’t a need to replace your unit yet.
If your A/C is working efficiently and it’s not leaking, don’t replace it
Draft Control – For the Best Air Conditioning Repair Embrun Has to Offer
Draft Control HVAC is a highly trusted heating and air conditioning company located in Embrun and servicing the East Ottawa region. Unlike other companies, we focus on our customers and their complete satisfaction, not on the brands that we sell. Whether you require installation, repair, or maintenance for your furnace, air conditioner, water heater, gas BBQ and fireplace, or Smart Thermostats and gas line installations; Draft Control is there for you. Contact us today for all your heating and cooling needs.
“What a fantastic service I received from this company. They went above and beyond to ensure I got the best service. Very professional and a great job done. I will be using them again!” – Jodi
Great news, Draft Control now offers financing through EcoHome Financial. If you know that you need to a new air conditioner and furnace and want to replace HVAC system, but you weren’t sure how you were going to do it financially, we can help. Contact Draft Control to learn more.
We Even Offer a Military Discount!
Draft Control is proud to offer a 10% discount on select services and sales to our military personnel. Contact us today to learn more.